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This whole France 3 strikes policy - Hardstyle hoe, DnB boi
megashrike
megashrike
This whole France 3 strikes policy
So U2's manager has stepped into the ring.

In the red corner, the music industry. In the blue corner, sanity.

Red corner: Internet can be used for illegally sending music to some one!

Blue corner: Internets is a bit more than that (piracy & memes).

Red corner: But it's also used for illegal purposes (purposes which are stopping me from paying for my yacht). So we want to decide when to cut you off.

Blue corner: ....

Red corner: GHHHHUHHHHHHH.

They've clearly missed a trick here, because really if I want some illegal music I don't need an internet connection. I can get me some tracks off a friend through the good ol' sneakernet if they live close, or through the postal system if they don't.

Next week, music industry makes taking CD's out of their cases illegal. Also if you hear music in the background of a phone call then you have to make sure you own the track otherwise put the phone down.

(I incidentally do engage in some piracy, but purely for the purposes of try-before-you-buy, I spend a fortune on music that I love, same for books, movies and tv series.)

I'm actually half tempted to set up a site where you put in the genres you fancy and someone from wherever who've got similar interests send you a dvd full to the brim. Can't imagine them being able to shut down the postal system really.
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morningstar_lj From: morningstar_lj Date: April 9th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
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megashrike From: megashrike Date: April 9th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was indeed epic fail, the French MP's shot it down 25 to 15
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